Bryan Harsin recaps Auburn's too-close-for-comfort OT win over Mizzou
Bryan Harsin can exhale. Maybe.
Auburn football blew a 14-point lead and was less than a yard away from walking away from Jordan-Hare Stadium losers to Mizzou.
But it seems fate was on the Tigers’ side. Harsin and Auburn football are 3-1 after a too-close-for-comfort, 17-14 win over the Missouri Tigers. Here’s the final play that sealed the deal.
Just a brutal way to lose a football game for Mizzou
— Sports Illustrated (@SInow) September 24, 2022
Even Harsin said he hasn’t quite seen anything like it.
Bryan Harsin asked about the ending: “There have been some crazy games (I’ve been a part of), but no, not like that.”
He was literally the OC in the 07 Fiesta Bowl.
— Bennett Durando (@BennettDurando) September 24, 2022
Harsin went on to explain what went wrong for the Tigers, even with the victory. He touched on the offensive line specifically. Tigers quarterbacks were under siege all afternoon it seemed, but Harsin did not how he was proud of how Robby Ashford battled after briefly exiting after throwing a block.
Auburn HC Bryan Harsin on the offensive line: “We struggled in some of our pass protection, no question… It’s not going to go away until we fix some of our own problems.
“We’ve got to be better on the offensive line. There’s too much pressure.”
— Justin Ferguson (@JFergusonAU) September 24, 2022
Bryan Harsin: “We’ve gotta be better out there on the offensive line, got too much pressure, but Robby did a really good job. I’m proud of Robby.”
— Eamon Smith (@Eamon615) September 24, 2022
But from everything Harsin said Saturday afternoon, nothing could have summed it up better than this:
Bryan Harsin: “It’s been a day.”
— Tom Green (@Tomas_Verde) September 24, 2022